i'm two

On April 4th we turned two! Happy blog-iversary to me!

This l'il 'ol corner of the internet has come a long way and I have all you precious readers to thank for that. If you weren't reading I'm not sure I would be motivated to write as often as I do.

On my first blog-iversary I promised this wouldn't become a mommy blog and I hope you think I've kept my promise. While I have peppered fridaysoff with plenty of tips and anecdotes about being a mom to L'il E I've also continued to share my creations, recipes, DIY tips and favourite products.

This year I introduced you to DIY deodorant, supported Pink Shirt Day, started quilting, set up a gmail for L'il E, shared my hip Father's Day finds, went on sabbatical, discovered I had a wheat intolerance, figured out how to make the perfect cuppa, bought myself the best necklace, interviewed one of my fave cookbook authors, started blogging for TheKit, knit up this awesome baby blanket, discovered this recipe, fell in love with Laura Marling, sold my creations at my very first craft fair, reconnected with old high school friends, was introduced to yogaglo.com, celebrated L'il E's first birthday AND admitted to all of my imperfections!

That's a lot of stuff and that's not even half of it! I hope you learned something too!

Keep on checking in and I look forward to continuing our online relationship (wink!).



diy deodorant

So after I had L'il E I had some major postnatal sweating (totally normal) and to fight it I started using Secret Clinical Strength deodorant. Now, 3 months later I think it has clogged my pores or something because I have this constant deodorant/stench even after the shower (the stuff is waterproof!). Totally grossed out I took to the internet to find out if there was a natural way I could combat this odor.

Baking soda!

I've discussed the benefits of baking soda as a weekly facial exfoliater, but who knew it works on your pits too (smiley face). All you do is dip a cotton ball into a dish of baking soda and pat it on your armpits after the shower, just like you're powdering your face. It totally works! No more smell! I also learned that if you want to make it an antiperspirant you add cornstarch.

Happy sweating!

April 27, 2011 — Alanna Banks